Gilded flicker Colaptes chrysoides

Adult male:

Similar species:

Could only be confused with other flickers. The Gilded Flicker has similar wing patterning to Yellow-shafted Flicker, but lacks the red at the rear of the head, has a pale brown cap and pale gray face, a paler brown back, and the male sports a red rather than black whisker. Similarly it differs from Red-shafted Flicker by its paler overall coloration and its yellow underwings and undertail.